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Essentials of Audiology
Stanley A. Gelfand
The Eye of the World
Robert Jordan
Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione There's only one thing that bothers me with this book, are pasta and oranges the only foods that exist in this world?
A Shade of Vampire (A Shade Of Vampire, #1) - Bella Forrest A light, easy read.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor I really enjoyed the characters and the world of this book, looking forward to continuing the series.
Beautiful Creatures - Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia Quite early on I got a sense there could be an interesting idea behind it all, I also got a sense I would be slightly irritated by the quality of the writing the whole time I was reading. The latter turned out to be true, the first I'm not sure about yet, did they screw up the story at some point, or was it just the writing that made it seem that way?

Interesting idea + mediocre execution = 3 stars (I figured, but I've never been good rating stuff) + cliffhanger (below) = 2 stars




*spoiler*
I think that cliffhanger was the most shitty move, I mean, first you (with already mentioned poor execution) put these poor kids through hell, then you end it all on the note of going to make the next year just as bad. You couldn't just leave off stuffing a new song into the boy's iPod until the start of the next book? I know you want to give people reason to keep reading, but this is just off-putting.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner How many fish can you stuff into a good work of fiction? A great many it seems! I found it very enjoying to follow along on this marvellous adventure under the sea.
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 - Gail Carriger, Rem When you have read something it is kind of weird to see it, in this case, drawn. Things looked so much different from what I had already imagined in my head from reading the book. Still, it was a very enjoyable experience. Well captured.
Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne After the first part I thought this might be the my favourite of the series, and as I wrote the first part of this sentence I thought it over again and decided it is.

This book shows Katniss' inner working on a whole new level, how much the Games has damaged her, the struggle to try to do what's right, or at least what feels right. This is where her friends and allies shows to be the most important, how they are there, either to fight or to discuss and convince.

SPOILER
It was easy to see that President Coin would be trouble the moment we met her, and that she would have had to be dealt with.
I want to make a comment about the losses, but right now I'm not sure what that would be other then the obvious "it's sad" part, maybe I hadn't foreseen all of them, at least not the timings/rapidness, and I cried a bit here and there.
Catching Fire - Suzanne  Collins It's mostly easy to get invested in the story and the characters, although there were some moments that made me go "wait, what?" I can't quite decide if Katniss is just too up in her head to notice people trying to help her, or if she's too paranoid to believe they are, I'm leaning towards the first.

I saw someone else comment that this book had "the worst cliffhanger." I'm not saying I foresaw every detail of the ending, but the main of it was totally predictable, so I'm asking "where's this cliffhanger you're talking about?"

I'm a bit unsure about the rating, I've had a hard time putting it down so I could try to sleep, but this might be more because most of the chapters ends with something happening so you have to keep reading to find out, as a reader I would like a book to have more opportunities to take a break.

EDIT: After mulling it over a bit I decided to up the rating.
Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder For some reason I really liked this book, the feel of the story and the characters. I would agree with those that say it reads kind of like YA (don't know if it's intentional?), but I don't mind.

*SPOILER*
The only thing I can think of that I found negative was the sudden confession of love, and smoothies. Yes, we knew they liked each other to some degree, but this change was way to sudden for me.
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) - Gail Carriger

I would like to write useful reviews, but, unlike Gail Carriger, I am rather terrible at writing. Agreeing with other reviewers that this book was a bit lighter than the previous two, although a necessary bit of the story. I must say that I did quite enjoy our trip through Europe, and as I've understood we'll be going to Egypt in the future, which I'll be looking forward to. There is still more questions to be answered about the infant-inconvenience... and where can I get my own mechanical ladybugs?
Changeless  - Gail Carriger Interesting development.

Get Organized! Your 12 Month Home Clutter Killer Guide : 2nd Edition (Revised) : Organizing The House, Decluttering And How To Clean Your Home To Perfection (Gleam Guru)

Get Organized! Your 12 Month Home Clutter Killer Guide : 2nd Edition (Revised) : Organizing The House, Decluttering And How To Clean Your Home To Perfection (Gleam Guru) - Colette Leigh It didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know, but I guess that for those who are totally green on the subject it could be a useful place to start.
The Magicians - Lev Grossman

At this point I am not even close to sure how I feel about this book.

In the beginning I thought it was cliche and full of references to other works, but I still wanted to know how things would enfold themselves.

After a couple of weeks hiatus from reading all my other thoughts about it was forgotten, and I just wanted to finish it (also powered by my usual lack of sleep). I think did enjoy it to some extent, even if the story often seemed to lead to nowhere, things were kind of messy, and in the end it all seems to have been for nothing, like you've only read the first chapter of a book. I know there's a sequel, but I have no plans to seek it out.
Soulless - Gail Carriger It took me a page or two to get used to the humor (I don't read much humor, need to fix that), after that I quite enjoyed myself through the book. I like the idea that you can have more or less soul, and that it affects you're creativiy/artisticness, and if you can successfully become an immortal.

The book did leave me with some questions, which I hope will be answered later in the series, but it's nothing too big.

I'll excuse myself from trying to write more with the fact that I'm sick and can't think all that much at the moment.
The Iron Duke -  Meljean Brook [Spoiler alert]

(I don't normaly write 'reviews' or thought about things I read/see, so this will probably look like rubbish, but it's a learning experience for me).

I wanted to read this mostly because it's steampunk, and I really wanted to get more into the fiction-part of it. I've had a reading down for a couple of years, and finally I found a book that I not only wanted to finish, but needed to.

I love the idea of nanoagents enhancing you by constantly healing the body, making it stronger than naturally (probably fitter too), and grafting mechanical parts to it. At the same time it's a bit scary, and interesting, to think that someone could take your life from you like the Horde did, by taking away your free will. And that the technology could be used to make a weapon of mass murder (or genocide). Also, zombies, targeting diseases. Armoured krakens and megalodons.

Action, conspiracies, secret societies, the aforementioned zombies and krakens! What more could you want? (I'm sure there's lot that can be added to that list, but I'm trying to make some sort of point). Of course there is romance too, I've just never cared all that much about that aspect, but it was well knitted in with the rest and the book couldn't have been without it. My eyes even startet to water at times!